EDITOR'S PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION, 1939
the request of a number of students, anxious to arrive at the literal
meaning of Rudolf Steiner's terms, this special edition has been
prepared with the assistance of Dr. Phil. Hermann Poppelbaum, who has
a well-known reputation in England and in Germany as a qualified
expert in Rudolf Steiner's works.
Poppelbaum has attempted this difficult task with considerable
diffidence, for he fully realizes the excellence of the former
translation. He wishes me to say that his only object has been to
check certain words and phrases from the strictly Steiner point of
view. He is very grateful to the earlier translation, which still
forms the basis of the new.
Hoernlé has now for many years held the Professorship of
Philosophy at the Johannesburg University, South Africa, and I am
glad to have his kind consent and that of Mrs. Hoernlé to the